School for Kids With Special Needs Gets New Nurse After Ald. Arena Objects

School for Kids With Special Needs Gets New Nurse After Ald. Arena Objects

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By Heather Cherone on March 4, 2015 7:50am

NORWOOD PARK — Beard Elementary School, which serves students with special needs, has a new nurse after Ald. John Arena(45th) said students were not getting the care they needed, Chicago Public Schools officials announced Tuesday.

Beard’s gain — which came after Arena criticized CPS officials at a board meeting in December for not assigning a full-time nurse to the school, forcing teachers to administer medication — is Oriole Park Elementary School’s loss, officials said.

Nursing assignments are designed “to meet the needs and educational plans of all students,” CPS spokesman Lauren Huffman said.

The additional nurse at Beard, 6445 …

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